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Linguine in Saffron Sauce


LINGUINE in SAFFRON SAUCE
Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 4

1 pound linguine, cooked according to package directions

Saffron Sauce:
10 cups chicken broth  (2 1/2 quarts)
1 small pinch of saffron
2 teaspoons tarragon
1 cups heavy cream
1/4 pound sweet butter
fresh parsley, chopped

Place chicken broth in a saucepot and bring to a simmer. Chop saffron carefully and add it to broth along with the tarragon. Let broth reduce to 1/3 quart. Add cream and reduce sauce to desired consistency. Strain the sauce and add butter a little at a time. Hold sauce until ready to serve. Add drained pasta to sauce and stir to thoroughly coat. Transfer to a large platter and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

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